The Japanese Sword Society of the United States

The JSSUS is recognized by the IRS as a charitable and educational organization for the appreciation and advanced study of the Japanese art sword and related fields of interest.

The JSSUS is currently working on some big changes. We are starting an email list that will be used to get information to members. Please sign up below. Membership is free at this time. We are no longer mailing newsletters and are switching to our web-based platform for all JSSUS news, articles and projects.

There are several changes to the website. These include a Newsletter Archive (in progress), adding Marks Corner to the site (info on upcoming sword shows) and moving some of the articles from the navigation bar to the Articles page. Please take a look at these changes and more improvements to follow soon.....

New articles are now being accepted for website publication.

Added on 4/5/24 1974 Vol 6 Nunmber 4 Newsletter July-August Yasukuni Shrine Yasunori Gendaito, Hizen Yondai Tadayoshi

Added on 4/13/24 1974 Vol 6 Number 5 Newsletter September-OctoberOfficers Meeting, Owari Nobutsugu, Kaga Iyetada

Added on 5/3/24 1974 Vol 6 Number 6 Newsletter November-DecemberAuction Report, Kaifu Ujiyoshi,Yamanaka on Polishing

Added on 5/14/24 57 Page BULLETIN December 1974 Mishina Oshigata US NBTHK Shinsa Christian Theme.(missing part)

Added on 5/25/24 1975 Vol 7 Number 1 Newsletter January-February Election Results, Prospects, Christian Tsuba

Added on 6/8/24 1975 Vol 7 Number 2 Newsletter March-April Sadateru, JSSUS meeting, Japan Trip etc..

Added on 6/29/24 1975 Vol 7 Number 3 Newsletter May-June Letter from the New Chairman, How To Make Oshigata, Christian Tsuba..

Added on 7/8/24 1975 Vol 7 Number 4 Newsletter July-August Peabody Museum Tsuba Book, Polishing Talk by Bob Benson, Mud used in Forging by Ed Dobrzanski..

Added on 7/14/24 1975 Vol 7 Number 5 Newsletter September-October Chairman Report by Arnold Frenzel, Sashikomi Polish by Bob Benson, NBTHK Annual Meeting..

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